Why Do Muslims Fast? (part 1 of 2)

{O believers! Fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you in order that you become more conscious of God} [Al-Baqara:183]. ... more

Ramadan Around The Corner

The messenger peace be upon him said, «The person that is fasting has two points of happiness, happiness upon opening the fast, and happiness when he meets Allah Almighty».

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Who do Muslims worship?

Who do Muslims worship?

Praise be to Allaah Before answering, we would like to express our appreciation for your interest, at such a young age, in the religion of Islam. May Allaah open the door for you to find much blessing through your asking this question, and decree for you guidance such as you have never thought ... Continue Reading

Why God Created Mankind

According to the Quran and/or Islamic traditions, why did God create mankind?

Praise be to AllahAllah created the jinn (type of spiritual creatures) and mankind to worship Him alone, to obey His commands and heed His prohibitions. Allah says [in the Quran] (interpretation of the meaning):{And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me ... Continue Reading

The Qur’aan was revealed by Allaah, not created

Can you recommend a book in english that explains what it really means that the Qu'ran is not a creation; and what we should believe in as Muslims?

Praise be to Allaah.What we Muslims are obliged to believe is that which has come to us from Allaah, and that which the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) has told us. Allaah has told us that He speaks, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):{And who is truer in ... Continue Reading

The Secret Worship

Below are a number of examples and suggestions of secret worship that some of the righteous predecessors of the past performed. We only came to know of them due to coincidence or conjecture. ... more

6 Steps to Get You Close to Allah

Some tips to achieve closeness to Allah ... more

Slacking in acts of worship during Ramadan

Beware of slacking in acts of worship during the Month of Ramadan ... more

Remaining Steadfast After Ramadan

The servant is obligated, after having eemaan in Allah, to persevere and be steadfast upon obeying Him by performing the obligatory acts and avoiding the prohibited ones. ... more

Menstruating woman and Laylat al-Qadr

What can a woman who is menstruating do on Laylat al-Qadr? ... more

Virtues of the Last 10 Nights

The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to strive hard (in worship) during the last ten days of Ramadan in a way that he did not strive at any other times. [Muslim, 1175, from 'A'ishah] ... more